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Hey Tampa Bay, look no further for your weekend plans!

Although it might not feel like it outside, fall is officially here! A new month means new things to do in Tampa Bay. From Gasparilla Music Festival to the Sunshine Bowl to markets to a BBQ competition, there is so much happening this weekend. Keep reading and be sure to send this to a friend, because these things to do in Tampa Bay are more fun with a friend!

Live Music is Back!

Gmf Gasparilla Music Festival And More Things To Do In Tampa Bay This Weekend 2022

📷 Gasparilla Music Festival

Gasparilla Music Festival

The 10th Annual Gasparilla Music Festival is taking over downtown Tampa‘s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park this weekend! This three-day music festival will feature musical acts from a wide variety of genres on multiple stages and cuisine from the area’s top restaurants. On Friday night, EDM duo Sofi Tukker is headlining. On Saturday, rapper Nas and indie artist Slyvan Esso is headlining. On Sunday, rock jam band Gov’t Mule is headlining. For the complete lineup and to get tickets, visit the link below.

Event Details

🗓 OCT. 1-3 | Times Vary
🎟️  Start at $40
📍 Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa, FL

Experience Raymond James Stadium like never before!

Want to play football with your friends on the Super Bowl winning field? Then gear up for the Sunshine Bowl benefitting Special Olympics Florida! This all day event includes a flag football tournament, cheer and dance clinic with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders, punt, pass, & kick competition, and a black jack tournament. Experience Raymond James Stadium like never before while supporting a great cause!

Event Details
🗓 OCT. 2 | 11AM-9:30PM
🎟️  Donations start at $100
📍 Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL

Celebrate the Best of the Bay!

Best Of The Bay Awards Gasparilla Music Festival And More Things To Do In Tampa Bay This Weekend 2022

Best of the Bay Awards Party

Creative Loafing’s annual Best of the Bay Awards Party is back! Join the celebration of Tampa Bay’s best local people, places, businesses, and more – voted by YOU! At this cocktail-style event, you will get your hands on a copy of CL’s annual Best of the Bay issue a night early, enjoy live music, sample bites & drinks, and network with Tampa Bay’s finest. 

Event Details
🗓 SEPT 30 | 7PM-10PM
🎟️  Start at $55
📍Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Event Center, Tampa, FL

Shop 'til you drop!

Market Marie Gasparilla Music Festival And More Things To Do In Tampa Bay This Weekend 2022

Market Elaine and Market Marie

Do you love shopping local? Well you’ve got two chances coming up! The Market Elaine is happening this Friday evening at the Grove. Then next week head over to Clearwater on Saturday for the Market Marie! Both markets will feature more than 50 local vendors, businesses, and artists. You won’t want to miss out on their market!

Market Elaine Event Details
🗓 Oct. 1 | 5PM-10PM
🎟️  Free
📍The Grove, Wesley Chapel, FL

Market Marie Event Details
🗓 Oct. 9 | 9AM-2PM
🎟️  Free
📍710 Court Street, Clearwater FL, 33756

Get EGGcited for this one!

Eggfest Gasparilla Music Festival And More Things To Do In Tampa Bay This Weekend 2022


Hey good lookin’, whatcha got cookin’? It’s time for the Florida Gulf Coast’s Eggfest! You won’t want to miss out on a full day of live music, drinks, and of course, enjoying BBQ straight from the Big Green Egg. This family-friendly event is the ultimate outdoor cooking event featuring 30+ cook teams who will be competing on Big Green Egg grills and sampling their dishes for you. The best part? A  portion of the proceeds of this event will benefit the FARA (Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance).

Event Details
🗓 Oct. 2 | 10AM-6PM
🎟️  $60 Taster Ticket | $120 VIP
📍Tabellas at Delaney Creek, Tampa, FL

More Spots to Enjoy BBQ This Weekend!

Hyde Park Pumpkin Gasparilla Music Festival And More Things To Do In Tampa Bay This Weekend 2022

Hyde Park Pumpkin Patch

October is here which means it’s time to pick your perfect pumpkin! Snow Circle in Hyde Park Village is a sea of orange now that their annual pumpkin patch has returned. Come grab a pumpkin or two and support the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. 

While you’re in Hyde Park Village, visit  our Neighborhood Guide to discover the best things to do, where to eat, and more!

Event Details
🗓 Oct. 1-31 | M-T 3PM-6PM, F-Sun 10AM-6PM
🎟️  Prices vary by pumpkin size
📍Hyde Park Village

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Cheer on our Champa Bay Teams!

Lightning Gasparilla Music Festival And More Things To Do In Tampa Bay This Weekend 2022

Be the Thunder at Lightning Preseason

Hockey season is almost here! Cheer on the Stanley Cup Champions as they take on the Nashville Predators in Amalie Arena this weekend.

Event Details
🗓 Sept. 30 & Oct. 1
🎟️ Tickets start at $13.25
📍Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL

Our beloved Tampa Bay Rays and Buccaneers are hitting the road! Just because our teams are out of town, doesn’t mean there isn’t a fun place to catch the game. Whether you’re in St. Pete or Tampa or somewhere in between, check out one of these legendary sports bars this weekend.

Local Business Spotlight

We’ll try not be cheesy with this one, but you need to manche-go to Cheese Please! This gourmet cheese and wine bar features more than 60 different rotating cheeses. They offer customizable cheese and charcuterie boards, like the one we made pictured above, with the perfect wine pairings.

Not a wine lover? Then head next door the cigar and whiskey bar, Maison du Cigar, located next door! With over 150 cigars and a full whiskey collection coming soon, what’s not to love! 

Cheese Please 
📍3225 S MacDill Ave. Suite 103, Tampa, FL 33629

Maison du Cigar
📍3225 S MacDill Ave. Suite 105, Tampa, FL 33629

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Plan Ahead for These Upcoming Events

Oktoberfest Fall Date Ideas In Tampa Bay Gasparilla Music Festival And More Things To Do In Tampa Bay This Weekend 2022


Do you like big beers and you cannot lie? Well grab your ticket for OktoBEERfest! Enjoy huge steins of beer, cocktails, and ciders, delicious German food, games, and all things Oktoberfest. Prost! 🍻  

Event Details
🗓 Oct 9 | 4PM-8PM
🎟️ Starting at $19
📍The Coliseum, St. Pete, FL

Jonas Gasparilla Music Festival And More Things To Do In Tampa Bay This Weekend 2022

Jonas Brothers

You could say we’re a sucker for the Jonas Brothers and couldn’t be more excited to see them live at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater this Saturday. Grab your ticket today!

Event Details
🗓 Oct 16 | 7PM
🎟️  Start at $30.85
📍MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater 

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See you next week, Tampa Bay!

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Madison Skipper

Madison Skipper

Madison is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

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